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Grassland Plant Species of the Northeast

 

The following is a list of grasses and wildflowers that hikers and bicyclists might see growing along the gorge.

 

Grasses

 

 

Indian Grass

Switch Grass - moist conditions

Sweet Vernal Grass

Little Bluestem

Big Bluestem

Broomsedge

Needlegrass

Timothy

Foxtail Barley

 

Possible others:

Redtop

Needle-and-Thread

   

Forbes

Ragged Fringed Orchid - wet conditions

Bindweed - possible slope use (erosion control)

Horse Nettle

Common Strawberry

Yarrow

Oxeye Daisy

Panicled Aster (Aster simplex) -moist conditions

Calico Aster (Aster lateriflorus)

Bladder Campion

Evening Lychnis

Queen Anne's Lace

Flowering Spunge

Hoary Cress

White Snakeroot - woods & thickets

Meadowsweet - moist conditions

Boneset - moist conditions

Prairie False Indigo

Illinois Tick Trefoil

Yellow Goatsbeard

Yellow Thistle (Cirsium horridulum) - moist conditions

Camphorweed

Jerusalem Artichoke moist conditions

Giant Sunflower moist conditions

Common Sunflower

Black-Eyed Susan

Common Tansy

Moth Mullein

Common Buttercup moist conditions

Butterfly Weed

Field Milkvetch

Spreading Dogbane

Common Milkweed

New England Aster moist conditions

New York Ironweed moist conditions

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed moist conditions

Prairie Smoke

Teasel

Bull thistle

Yellow Rattlebox

Common St. Johnswort

Evening  Primrose

Common  Winter Cress moist conditions

Sweet Fennel

Common Barberry

Lance-Leaved Goldenrod

Tall Goldenrod

Rough-stemmed Goldenrod

Sweet Goldenrod

Yellow Sweet Clover

Canada Lily wet conditions

Indian Paintbrush moist conditions

Wild Bergamot

Rough Blazing Star

Queen-of-the-Prairie

Wild Lupine

Blue Vervain

Great Lobelia moist conditions

Bird-foot Violet

Bluets

Pointed Blue-eyed Grass

Wild Blue Phlox

Smooth Aster

Tall Ironweed moist conditions

 

 

Other possible species:

Leadplant

Stiff Goldenrod

 

 

 

 

 

(List supplied compliments of Edmund Sullivan.)

 

 

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